Its been a while since I really went shopping. I mean with the weightloss I was unsure what size I was. Thankfully I am generally a 14. With the slimming down though I have had to say bye to some of my larger vintage. Thankfully most have been donated (check out Aylesbury charity shops) and the odd piece sold.
I have found waist belts are a god send so inhave managed to clinch a few prized garments in but I know if the weightloss continues this won’t last forever.
Here are some of my latest looks:
I am experimenting more too with layering and silhouettes.
I like challenging myself with my wardobe. I find pure pinup a tad too twee and so try to work it in different ways.
Enjoy. Let me know what you think.
Often I see the word vintage attributed to things that have merely a vague connection to it. So my apprehension over being handed ‘Vintage Magazine’ is somewhat understandable.
Vintage Magazine has been out a while now and whilst I have often picked it up to glance through I will openly admit I havent really read it, so yesterday I did. Cover to cover.
Ooohhh plus size lovely!
As I worked my way through, I was overall impressed with what was on offer. It lacked the overly flash layouts of other magazines on the shelves but then it is portraying a ‘vintage’ vibe so this was understandable.
I loved the pieces on plus size fashion which is very topical right now but perhaps (as a plus size woman) a little too marginalising. As though they don’t cover plus size generally. I maybe wrong to assume such a thing but as I only picked up one issue this is the impression I got; which is so often tge case when making plus size a feature. To ensure continued readership perhaps a note on how they always look at plus size would be beneficial? Perhaps not. I merely pondering.
Whilst the 60s article was fabulous and I can not fault their attention to detailing in the shoot, I was disappointed to not see a hair or makeup tutorial tied in with it however.
I loved the 50s fashion article. Full of juicy facts n photos. Bravo!
What did puzzle me was how the ‘Mr Selfridge’ article was marked as fashion yet barely discussed it? Also perhaps the perfect opportunity to again show how to recreate the look?
The images in this magazine are wonderful. Well done those people.
I hate to be negative over something so clearly born out of love but there are missed opportunities in this magazine to make it steller. I will buy again, if nothing else for the beautiful images n discounts offered. More focused articles and you have yourself an avid reader.
Due my recent single status the thought of spending New Year’s Eve alone was almost too tragic to bear. Luckily I have great mates. The delightful Verity of The Vanity Box and her lovely beau Dave invited me the Boston Arms for a proper rockabilly/swing night out.
Verity kindly sorted my barnet out and even loaned me a fabulous dress from Outer Limitz. I have to say it is the best I have looked in a very long time. I mean a long time!
Thank you so much Verity and Dave it was an amazing night/morning. We got in at 5.30am. Naughty but I did learn to jive and even had a cheeky kiss.
Outer Limits dress and barnet by Vanity Box.
Heartbreak has brought about a lovely side effect: weightloss. I am not sure if its the excessive mope-ing or keeping busy but I am shrinking.
This week I pootered about my local town I bought a new vintage dress. Without thinking or checking I bought a late 60s/early 70s purple velvet dress. Size 14. That’s a dress size drop or so…more like 2 if I am being honest.